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DEQ to hold informational meeting Thursday to discuss new Superfund Site in Midwest City

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The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host an informational meeting for the public on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 at the Nick Harroz – Midwest City Community Center, 200 N. Midwest Blvd, in Midwest City. The informational meeting is being held to discuss the new Eagle Industries Superfund Site. A…

I-40 closes in eastern Oklahoma County Friday night for Triple X Rd. bridge demolition

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Interstate 40 will be closed in both direction between Choctaw Rd. and Harrah Newalla Rd. from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and possibly again from 8 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday for demolition with cranes and wrecking balls of the Triple X Rd. bridge over the interstate as part of ongoing highway…

Midwest City firefighter dies of apparent heart attack

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By Jeff Harrison
 Managing Editor Midwest City assistant fire chief Reese Morrison died this evening of an apparent heart attack, according to department officials. Maj. David Richardson said Morrison collapsed while watching his son’s baseball game about 5:30 p.m. Paramedics transported him to the hospital, but he never regained consciousness. Morrison, 47,  joined the Midwest…

Two vying for Ward One City Council seat

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Eads, Dandridge to meet in general election on Tuesday, Feb. 13 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Susan Eads: Susan Eads never envisioned serving in public office. But when Midwest City’s Ward One was left without a representative on the city council, Eads accepted the challenge. She was appointed to replace former councilman Daniel McClure who…

Speed skating comes to Midwest City this Sunday

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Did you know that even though Olympic speed skating is an ice event, many of the current US Olympic Team speed skaters got their start and continually train in roller speed skating?  This Sunday morning, February 11, is your chance to see the fast paced excitement of roller speed skating right here in the OKC…

Del City massage parlor owner arrested in sting

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The owner of a Del City massage parlor was arrested Thursday on multiple charges, including sexual battery against an undercover officer, according a news release. Police said Del City detectives and members of the Oklahoma City Police Department’s vice unit conducted an undercover investigation at Hamila’s Uplifts, 2820 Linda Lane, after receiving several complaints of…

Planning continues for possible new animal shelter

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A new animal shelter could be on the horizon in Midwest City. City officials continue sketching out details and costs estimates for a new facility that they hope to include in an upcoming bond initiative. A bond package would include several capital improvement projects and require approval from voters. A…

Mid-Del Schools hosting event to share life lessons with high school seniors

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Mid-Del Senior 2018 Conference: ‘Bridge to the Future’ set for Feb. 20 at Meadowood Baptist Church By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Life is full of transitions. And one of the most important happens right after high school. Mid-Del Schools is hoping to prepare students for this step into the real world with a free one-day…

Fallen firefighter honored with overpass dedication

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I-40 bridge named in honor of Clark By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The memory of James Everett Clark III is alive in the hearts of loved ones and first responders. And now, it will be remembered by thousands of people every day. State and local leaders dedicated the I-40 overpass bridge at SE 29th Street…

Volunteers play crucial role at food pantry

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Hundreds of people in eastern Oklahoma County rely on the Mid-Del Food Pantry every week to feed their families. The non-profit organization couldn’t do that without donations from the community and local businesses, or without help from a loyal team of volunteers. About 30 people volunteer at the food pantry…

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DEQ to hold informational meeting Thursday to discuss new Superfund Site in Midwest City

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host an informational meeting for the public on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 at the Nick Harroz – Midwest City Community Center, 200 N. Midwest Blvd, in Midwest City. The informational meeting is being held to discuss the new Eagle Industries Superfund Site. A…

I-40 closes in eastern Oklahoma County Friday night for Triple X Rd. bridge demolition

Interstate 40 will be closed in both direction between Choctaw Rd. and Harrah Newalla Rd. from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and possibly again from 8 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday for demolition with cranes and wrecking balls of the Triple X Rd. bridge over the interstate as part of ongoing highway…

Area Sports

Lady Bombers give fans reason to cheer

Midwest City girls top rival Del City 63-31 in front of packed house By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Playing in front a raucous crowd on a Tuesday afternoon took some getting used to. But eventually the Midwest City girls settled in and took care of rival Del City in a 63-31 win at John Smith…

Bombers prevail in Mid-Del clash

Midwest City boys pick up pace in second half in 64-58 win over Eagles By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City boys used a big second half to pull past rival Del City 64-58 in front a packed John Smith Fieldhouse crowd Tuesday afternoon. DJ Walter led that second-half charge, scoring 20 of his…

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